We’ve been in New Orleans for a week so this submission will just be quick
We took three tours in three days in addition to walking around; the weather went from freezing cold to very warm. My allergies just tap danced in my head.
The tours imparted much wisdom on varying subjects. The swamp tour showed us life on the swamp and we even did get to see an alligator The tour guide, Reggie, advised that if an alligator that is larger than you is after you – run !!
The city tour was also fabulous. David, the guide, showed us aspects of the city we never would have known if not on a tour. We visited the French quarter, the business district, a cemetery and ended up in the lower 9th ward where the flooding from Katrina reached 13 feet.
They are rebuilding in the 9 ward (pics not available yet)
Habitant for Humanity are building little houses and directions are included for those. The other words of wisdom I learned is that if you build homes in the lower 9th ward, build them high off the ground as flooding is possible even without a hurricane.
Directions are not included in how to survive a major hurricane like Katrina. People did what they had to do – many living away or in trailers while rebuilding their homes.
Take two tours of your choice in New Orleans, from city to swamp to plantation to mystery tours and walking tours, and call me in the morning with your opinions of the tours and what you learned.
That should cover it
More extensive blogs and pics will follow as time permits.
written for a blog challenge originated on MySpace.
Blogophilia 44.3 Topic: “Take Two and Call Me in the Morning”
(Hard, 2pts): Impart some pearls of wisdom
(Easy, 1pt): include the words “directions not included”